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Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos
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Colombia > Competition and antitrust

(Leading individuals)

Alfonso MirandaEsguerra Asesores Jurídicos

A top name in competition and antitrust matters, Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos’ widely recommended practice is led by academically renowned Alfonso Miranda with Andrés Jaramillo also a key member of the team; both ‘stand out due to their commitment to the client and the timely and accurate advice that they give’. The 11-strong team represented Kimberly-Clark in one of the most complex and high-profile leniency cases in the Andean region, which led to three different cartel investigations relating to diapers, soft paper and notebooks. The company was granted immunity for collaborating with competition authority SIC, a ruling also observed in Peru. However, following a complaint filed by Ecuador’s competition authority, the General Secretariat of the Andean Community of Nations (SGCAN) fined the company $18.3m, a penalty currently awaiting an appeal decision. In other highlights, the firm is acting as legal adviser to Corficolombiana and Episol in an SIC investigation into alleged anti-competitive practice infractions during the structuring and adjudication of section II of the Ruta del Sol infrastructure project. Senior associate Daniel Beltrán is also noted. DuPont, Cerrejón, Deloitte, Chevron and Amazon are active clients.

Colombia > TMT

As well as its long-standing reputation in competition law, Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos is known for its activity in the telecoms sector, where head partners Juan Carlos Esguerra and Alfonso Miranda have both served in regulatory and legislative public entities. Recent matters saw the seven-strong practice coordinate Axesat’s interaction with governmental agencies, the ICT Ministry and the Communications Regulatory Commission, including the provision of proper response to information requirements. The team is also acting as legal counsel to BT regarding its business development in Colombia, particularly as regards carrier, connectivity and data centre services.